EDWARDS, Antonetta

1861 - 1942

Born at Pittington, Co. Durham on 26 April 1861, daughter of Revd John George Edwards (1822-1862), vicar of Pittington, and his wife Frederica Louisa nťe Powles (1832-1905), born at Upper Clapton, London. In 1871, Frederica, a 38 year old widow, was living at 47 Crown Street, Bury St Edmundís with three children John 15, Louisa Maria 14 and Antonetta 9, plus Fredericka's 32 year old unmarried sister Fanny Powles, her sister to Louisa Maria Edwards [q.v.] was also an artist. As Miss Edwards, Antonetta exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 47 Crown Street, Bury St Edmund's in 1883 four small table lots 'Vase' and a pair, and two plaques, in 1884 'A Pillar of the Old Abbey, Bury St Edmund's' and in 1885 'Cat's Head from Nature', the 1884 exhibit is only listed at Miss Edwards and may be by her sister. By 1901 Antonetta, her sister Louisa and her mother had moved to 49 Crown Street and where Frederica died in 1905. In 1911 Anonetta and her sister Louisa were living at 26 Churchyard, Bury St Edmundís. In 1939 living at 2 Abbey Ruins, Bury St Edmunds with her elder sister Louisa Maria (26 August 1856-1951) [q.v.]. Antonetta died at Bury St Edmundís in 1942, aged 81, she was unmarried.